Teapots, cucumber sandwiches, and cake on the best man's face? It's a tea party wedding turned upside down. Add in fancy hats, a retro venue, and a wild dance party, and you've got this sweet little wedding in Washington. And when it comes to this bride's hat, there was nothing to do but put a bird on it!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of retro posts.
It's a bird, it's a plane… it's Offbeat Bride's comic book-clad and caped superhero theme week! Get in the telephone booth and change into your wedding-gawking superhero tights — you're in for crime-fighting fun. Today we're looking at two retro and nerdy birds who combined these two loves into a kick-ass party. Think DIY flowers, a classic car, and a life-size Spider-Man and Mary Jane cut-out! Oh, and just wait until you see the daddy/daughter first look.
Remember the View Master invitations that the internet collectively lost their minds over? Were you one of the many that thought "Holy crap, I want those to be MY wedding invitations." Then you took one look at what it took to DIY and thought "JK, that's way too much work." Well, think again y'all, because our sponsor Image3D has come to your rescue!
Theater work totally prepares you for planning a wedding, this we know. So approaching this event as a big production worked in this pair's favor. Totally budget-conscious as well as completely stylish, they used DIY projects and community help for their theater-inspired decor and themes. But the father/daughter dance/impromptu skit takes the cake!
Having one of those awesome weddings with a vintage aesthetic — Rockabilly, pin-up, hot rod, Psychobilly, pop art, or retro-inspired? Looking for the perfect accessories that could double as gifts for your wedding party? You're going to go gaga for our sponsor Retro-a-go-go! Let's take a peak at some of our favorite ideas for your retro-themed gifts and accessories for the guys and gals of your wedding party. I'm talking flasks (my favorite invention), parasols, belt buckles and more…
You might remember this short and busty bride from her custom dress process. We've now got the whole story including their fabulously elegant guild hall venue, amazing vintage travel theme, and celebrity moments on the way to the church and after the ceremony. Plus, spy all the sweet pastel details like the cupcakes, the confetti, and the buttons on the back of the bride's dress!
Glittery skulls, bangin' victory rolls, and some AMAZING shoulder jewelry make this outdoor love fest into a chic little retro-inspired wedding. And don't miss the candle unity ceremony (with grandmother cameos!), a flower girl who totally nailed her job, and a Corvette entrance to the ceremony.
Who says you can't have a romantic wedding surrounded by Frankenstein, The Elephant Man, and a haunted 1920s vibe? Harnessing the powers of officiant Rev D and pulling out some super chic '20s fashion, these two had a funny, scary, and personal party with their nearest and dearest.
We are loving this intimate waterfront ceremony that includes readings from the moms, a loving moment of silence for a lost brother, and a little floofy pooch ring bearer who served as reading inspiration. On top of that, this pair decided to go total Gatsby with a 1920s-themed reception! A placid lake meets a rockin' party and we wouldn't want it any other way. Just wait until you see the peacock tights and art deco cake!
Las Vegas isn't really known for subtle and intimate, but this pair made it happen, complete with a pin-up-inspired backdrop at a 1950s-styled Las Vegas wedding chapel. Add a twirly dress and crinoline, a ceremony high-five, and some "zombie faces," and this was a retro-fab party. Add on the big Toronto reception a month later, and the celebration was complete. Oh, and wait until you see the surprise ring from the bride!
Ultra chic vintage fashion lovers meets geeky 8-bit LEGO — all is right with the world. This gorgeous pair opted for a 1960s feel in Las Vegas, complete with a surprise serenade by some Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin impersonators! Add in the kiss switcheroo from the groom during the ceremony and the bride's brother's hilarious anecdote, and you'll be loving it as much as we do.